Lewis Hamilton Dominated Canadian Grand Prix Practice In A Further Indication That The Formula One Championship Momentum Could Be Swinging Back Towards Him.

The triple world champion set the pace in the morning session at the circuit gilles villeneuve and went even quicker in the afternoon, clocking a best time of one minute 14.212 seconds in his mercedes.

Two weeks after finally taking his first win of the season in monaco, the briton will be confident of a fifth victory in montreal which, if team-mate nico rosberg draws a blank, will see him regain the overall lead.

Rosberg has never won on the island track, finishing runner-up for the past two years, and the championship leader has work to do after ending the day third fastest and more than half-a-second off hamilton.

The german was leapfrogged on the time-sheets in the second session by countryman sebastian vettel, the four times champion, who was second fastest in a ferrari that has a new turbocharger for this race.